A recent poll conducted by The Pew Forum reveals that 18% of Americans believe that President Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. Imagine that.
The poll also shows that only 34% say that Obama is a Christian. Personally, I fall in with the 43% of Americans who do not know what religion the President follows.
This poll was conducted prior to Obama's recent statements regarding the Ground Zero Mosque and it would be interesting to see if those percentages have changed.
Joshua DuBois, who Time magazine once called "Obama's pastor-in- Chief", is a bit surprised by the poll numbers. According to the Washington Post, DuBois said,
"While the president has been diligent and personally committed to his own Christian faith, there's certainly folks who are intent on spreading falsehoods about the president and his values and beliefs."
If Obama is, indeed, a Christian, then he is what I would call a "Rush Limbaugh Christian". By this, I do not want to imply that I believe Obama has an ounce of Conservatism in his body. No, a "Rush Limbaugh Christian" can fall within either political camp. If Obama believes himself to be a Christian, then like Rush, it is a generic sort of Christianity which is dangerously close to Indifferentism (a belief that all religions - and in this case, all forms of Christianity - are equally valid).
I got the idea of calling these sorts of generic, non-denominational Christians "Rush Limbaugh Christian" after listening to Limbaugh side-steeping the issue when a caller once asked Rush what his religious background was; he simply stated "Christian".
We know that Obama and Limbaugh reportedly have the same view concerning the issue of same-sex "marriage" versus civil unions. Both Obama and Limbaugh are on record as having said they support civil unions between same-sex couples; that view doesn't conform to traditional Christianity. Like far too many people, Obama and Limbaugh have modified Christianity to fit their already pre-conceived opinions rather than allow themselves to be changed by the teachings of Christ.
I can't imagine that either Obama or Limbaugh would be pleased by my comparison, but often the truth hurts. It would profit both men to take a serious look into what the Church teaches. Both men may picture himself as a prophet, but both are less god-like than many of their followers contend.